There is definitely something different about starting the chase at Chicagoland. But I'm all for shaking things up a little bit so lets do it. It's not as if we have a choice anyway.
"I'm excited. I love change," said Kevin Harvick, the second seeded driver in the chase. "I think we should change it up every year. Chicago is a great city. There's a lot going on Chicago this weekend as we go there to start the Chase and I'm looking forward to it."
Five time champion Jimmie Johnson agrees. "Really excited for it. I think the Chicago area and the race track is going to be a great host for the start of the Chase."
But kicking off the chase in Chicago is obviously different then starting things off in New Hampshire. The tracks are very different and could set a different tone at the beginning of these 10 very important weeks of racing. It's a mile and a half, which is the type of track that makes up the majority of the chase. It should give us a better idea right off the bat who will be strong in this seasons playoffs.